This unit equips students with an understanding of the research methods used in health services in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the links between the two. Students learn how to search for and critically appraise published research in order to design future research projects, and make evidence based decisions to improve practice in clinical settings. Through the course of the semester, students explore and apply the skills required to produce a research proposal. These steps include formulating a research question, interrogating background literature, selecting an appropriate research design, ensuring ethical research conduct, and planning the practical requirements that enable the project to succeed.
|Unit name||Health Research Methods|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Linda Murray
Dr Linda Murray
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,168.00||061399|
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Literature review (1500 words) 25%; Critical appraisal (1500 words) 25%; Research proposal (2500 words) 40%; Discussion board participation 10%
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Liamputtong, P. Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice (2013 Oxford University Press)
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